Mary Galley

Nominal Guns34BWAS-1603
NationalityKingdom of England
OperatorRoyal Navy
ShipyardCuckolds Point - Rotherhithe BWAS-1603
Constructor John Deane (d.1699)BWAS-1603
CategoryFourth RateBWAS-1603
Ship TypeGalley-Frigate B028
Broken Up to Rebuild5.1707B028
BecomesBritish Fifth Rate frigate 'Mary Galley' (1708) (42)


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1603
Length of Gundeck116' 9"Imperial Feet35.3711 
Length of Keel99' 10"Imperial Feet30.1752 
Breadth29' 6"Imperial Feet8.8561 
Depth in Hold11' 0"Imperial Feet3.3528 
Burthen462 1294Tons BM 


1687Broadside Weight = 96 Imperial Pound ( 43.536 kg)BWAS-1603
Lower Gun Deck8 British 6-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck22 British 6-Pounder
Quarterdeck4 British 3-Pounder

1703Broadside Weight = 114 Imperial Pound ( 51.699 kg)BWAS-1603
Lower Gun Deck8 British Demi-Culverin
Upper Gun Deck22 British 6-Pounder
Quarterdeck6 British 4-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
1687200 BWAS-1603
1703135 BWAS-1603

13 Ship Commanders

1689 - 30.3.1690Captain Daniel DeringBWAS-16031.4.1690 - 21.10.1691Captain James Wishart (d.1723)BWAS-160312.10.1691 - 21.4.1692Captain John Baker (1660-1716)BWAS-160322.4.1692 - 6.6.1695Captain Richard Griffith (d.1719) TransferedBWAS-16034.6.1695 - 5.1695Captain Christopher Moore (d.1696)BWAS-160328.4.1696 - 15.12.1696Captain Richard White (d.1700) Transfered ADM 6/3/149BWAS-160316.12.1696 - 10.8.1697Captain Charles Desborough (d.1722/23) ADM 6/4/52BWAS-160311.8.1697 - 14.2.1700/1Captain Thomas Cleasbey (d.1718) ADM 6/4/125
Confirmed 5.1.1697/98
3.4.1701 - 8.2.1702/3Captain Joshua Moore (d.1705/6) ADM 1701/1/3BWAS-16039.2.1702/3 - 30.3.1703Captain John Mitchell ADM 6/7/87ADM 6/79.4.1703 - 5.3.1703/4CaptainThe Hon. Henry Mordaunt (c.1681-1709/10) Transfered ADM 6/7/115BWAS-16036.3.1703/4 - 11.9.1706Captain Thomas Scott (d.1725) ADM 6/8/60BWAS-160312.9.1706 - 3.1.1706/7Captain John Paul (c.1669-?) ADM 6/9/37
Confirmed 30.12.1706

10 Commissioned Officers

26.6.1695 - 29.11.1696Lieutenant Pierce Welch (c.1650-1709) ADM 6/3/114ADM 6/330.10.1696 - 8.1.1696/97Lieutenant Robert Drownd (d.1706) Transfered ADM 6/4/41ADM 6/49.1.1696/97 - 20.11.1700Lieutenant John Crew ADM 6/4/60ADM 6/421.11.1700 - 16.12.1700First Lieutenant Humphrey Foster (d.1703) ADM 6/6/49ADM 6/621.11.1700 - 16.12.1700Second Lieutenant John Crew ADM 6/6/49ADM 6/617.12.1700 - 14.2.1700/1First Lieutenant Robert Hobbs ADM 6/6/51ADM 6/617.12.1700 - 14.2.1700/1Second Lieutenant Humphrey Foster (d.1703) ADM 6/6/51ADM 6/614.8.1702 - 28.2.1705/6Lieutenant Robert Drownd (d.1706) ADM 6/7/47ADM 6/71.3.1705/6 - 5.6.1706Lieutenant George Crowe (d.1706) ADM 6/9/33
Confirmed 19.10.1706
ADM 6/9
13.10.1706 - 3.1.1706/7Lieutenant Thomas Rochfort ADM 6/9/36
Confirmed 30.12.1706
ADM 6/9

2 Petty Officers

9.2.1691/92 - 12.4.1692Midshipman Edward Bowles (d.1694/95) ADM 107/1/12ADM 107/116.1.1700/1 - 14.2.1700/1Master's Mate Robert Prosser (c.1674-1738) ADM 107/1/355ADM 107/1

Service History

1690Convoying Russian and coast trade shipsBWAS-1603
20.2.1690/91Refitted as a Fifth RateADM/A
1692In the ThamesBWAS-1603
1697Sailed for NewfoundlandBWAS-1603
1699Sailed for NewfoundlandBWAS-1603
1700Returned HomsBWAS-1603
14.2.1700/1Paid offADM 51
1702In the Channel where she took "several privateers"BWAS-1603
1703Refitted as a 36 gunner
3.1703/4On private service in the MediterraneanBWAS-1603
1706In the MediterraneanBWAS-1603
3.1.1706/7Paid offADM 51


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